Most people keep various miscellaneous things on their bedside table but you will always find a stack of books on my table. I get them at the library and my book enabler friend, Susan, keeps me in good supply as well. Monday was our neighborhood book club where we discussed Louise Penny mysteries set in Three Pines, Canada. When I got home two hours later I told Marvin that I loved my book club because all these ladies love to read as much as I do. And they are like me in that they are eclectic readers and this widens my range in reading.
I have been complaining that I cant find a good book and right now I have so many I am scrambling to read them all. Here are a few I have enjoyed.
This mystery really held my attention and as a voracious mystery reader I can usually figure out Who Done It but this one completed shocked me while it made perfect sense. Set at a high school in England, a teacher is murdered and there are plenty of suspects on faculty and in the student body. To make the book even more interesting we are introduced to gothic writer, RM Holland and one of his spooky stories that eerily shadows the murder.
After reading this book, I found out that Elly Griffiths has a series about a forensic archeologist named Ruth Galloway.
I am working my way through this series now.
I also picked up the latest Katherine Hall Page book at the library the other day. If you like cozy New England mysteries you will love Faith Fairchild. She is the wife of a minister, mother of two children and runs a catering business where most people consider Ritz Crackers and Cheese Whiz to be a delicacy. If you are not familiar with this series, I would encourage you to read them in the order they were written.
Sit down, put your feet up and take some time to enjoy a good book today.
PS...I just had to add that I saw the trailer for the Downton Abbey movie that will come out later this summer. Oh My Goodness.....I cannot wait.:) I so miss my "story" every Sunday evening. One funny line had Robert admonishing his mother( Maggie Smith) not to argue with someone she was chatting with.....she gives him the eye and says,"I am not arguing . I am explaining." Julian Fellowes certainly comes up with some great one liners for Granny.